A number of An-Najah's women studies MA students have recently been to the Constitutional Court where they met with its head Professor Mohammed Al-Haj Qasem.
Prof. Al-Haj Qasem gave the students a lecture on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW*) and its national committee. The lecture also included an open discussion on the Court's resolutions with regards to international conventions as well as a presentation on An-Najah Constitutional Studies Centre.
The visit was part of the women and legislations- constitutions gendering course lectures given by Dr. Sana' Al-Sarghali, Constitutional Law Professor at An-Najah.
CEDAW* is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. Described as an international bill of rights for women, it was instituted on 3 September 1981 and has been ratified by 189 states.